L’Histoire de Redstone Quarry
Redstone was a commonly used and popular building material in 19th century Burlington due to its elegant appearance and robust construction. Another benefit was that there just happened to be a small redstone quarry, Redstone Quarry, in Burly. The University of Vermont history department states about the Quarry, “The Redstone Quarry is located in a suburban neighborhood in the city of Burlington. Today the quarry site is located in a 3-acre natural area owned by the University of Vermont. “Monkton Quartzite or ‘redstone’…was quarried there for over 100 years and used as building material and crushed gravel. Many of the older buildings found on the University of Vermont Campus and in downtown Burlington were constructed with large blocks of this reddish brown stone.” (http://quarriesandbeyond.org/states/vt/vermont-photos02_b.html) The Quarry was bought in 1958 by the University for use in geology classes.